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01.27.15 Rhett Jones

Stacy Bell, a reporter for NBC News, had a close call yesterday when a car almost smashed into her while she was reporting from the streets of Long Island. Bell was just doing the usual field report and pointing out the desolate streets as the much-hyped blizzard was forcing everyone inside when a passing car […]

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08.10.12 Bucky Turco

When the 2012 Olympics were first kicking off, we noticed that NBC mixed up Austria with Australia, but apparently that wasn’t the only geographical gaffe. Check out the network’s profile page for Canada, which all of a sudden is located in the Caribbean according to their description. […]

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07.31.12 David Lumb

Earlier today, US golden swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record for most Olympic medals–and only viewers illegally tapping into international streaming footage saw the event live for free. NBC’s decision to use its exclusive license for Olympic content to delay its broadcasts of iconic events (e.g. swimming) until prime time has angered some, but its […]

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07.29.12 Bucky Turco

As it is, Americans are notorious for being bad at geography and NBC isn’t helping any with their 2012 Olympic profile page for Australia. According to the juggernaut, Australia is “located in central Europe, bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Respublic, to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south by […]

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01.06.11 Bucky Turco

Two major TV networks put their squabbles aside and decided to equally exploit the reunion of internet sensation Ted Williams and his 92-year-old mother. The Brooklyn-born, homeless Ohio man with a great voice hadn’t seen her in about two decades. […]

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Bucky Turco

Channeling a tactic used by pranksters and street artists alike, NBC modified statues throughout the city, except they got permission and paid $120,000 for the right to do so. The network had capes placed on thirty statues as part of marketing campaign to promote its new superhero show “The Cape.” Historical icons like Christopher Columbus, […]

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02.25.10 Bucky Turco

Yesterday, soon-to-be working again late night host, Conan O’Brien joined Twitter with a single tweet: “Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.” […]

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02.24.10 Bucky Turco

The voice-over for this vintage NBC news report from 1976 warns: “This is a part of Brooklyn that few people see anymore. It is the 83rd precinct, a battleground for the police and young street criminals.” Ha. That would place it smack dab in the middle of Bushwick. Watch this rare footage about the legendary […]

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02.17.10 Bucky Turco

Last year, NBC contacted photographer and blogger, Doc Searls, and asked if they could use his ice crystal photos as part of their Vancouver Olympics title screens, and he agreed…for free. While one part of me applauds someone on flickr not hoarding their images and being open source about them, the other argues that a […]

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02.05.10 Cajun Boy

A minor racial controversy erupted yesterday afternoon when ?uestlove posted a photo he took in the NBC cafeteria to his Twitter account, a picture of a special menu offering for Black History Month featuring fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and collard greens. In his tweet, ?uestlove posted the note, “Hmm HR?”, insinuating that the NBC brass […]

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